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How to Overcome the Wasted Vote Syndrome

In 2008, the Libertarian Party (LP) nominated former GOP Congressman Bob Barr as its presidential candidate. At the time of his nomination, Bob Barr was polling 6% against his major party opponents.

You are Invited to the ISIL Conference in China!

The Shanghai Austrian Economic Summit this July 20-22 is the premier event in Asia for the free market ideas of Friedrich Hayek.

More than 20 speakers from across the globe will be joining Chinese scholars and fans of the free market Austrian School of thought to examine the current and future state of what is expected to be the world’s largest economy. Eight of these speakers are members of the Mont Pelerin Society, founded by Hayek to promote free market ideas.

Wrights Resolutions for 2012

By R. Lee Wrights

“Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.” (Benjamin Franklin)

Cancer Patients Win Bone Marrow Legal Fight Against U.S. Attorney General

From the Institute for Justice,

December 1, 2011
Cancer Patients Win Bone Marrow Legal Fight
Against U.S. Attorney General

Cancer Patients in California and Elsewhere
May Now Offer Modest Compensation for Bone Marrow Donors

Nearly 3,000 Americans Die Each Year Waiting to Find a Bone Marrow Donor Match,
Minorities Hit Hardest by Lack of Donors

Republicans Don't Support All of the Troops

by R. Lee Wrights

Despite all their patriotic proclamations of “support the troops,” the current crop of Republicans seeking their party’s presidential nomination really don’t support all of our troops, especially if the soldier doesn’t fit their moral configuration. During their last debate, a U.S. soldier serving in Iraq was booed, and not one of those on stage objected. Not one. They allowed the boos to go unanswered. Amazingly, not one even thanked the soldier for his service, a standard ploy for any politician at a public event.

U.S. Constitution Day Resolution - 2011

by R. Lee Wrights (

“Every word of a constitution is the difference between power and freedom.”

- James Madison

The Most Destructive and Devastating War in American History

By R. Lee Wrights

“The drug war has arguably been the single most devastating, dysfunctional social policy since slavery.”

- Norm Stamper, retired Seattle Chief of Police

Dr. Mary Ruwart: A Winning Strategy for the Libertarian Party?

On June 19, Dr. Mary Ruwart discussed "The Future of the Libertarian Movement" to fellow Libertarians in Manchester, New Hampshire. Based on the 2008 election results and her 25 years running as an LP candidate, Dr. Ruwart suggested a shift in strategy to make every election a winning one. You can view her talk at:

How Liberty Saves the Environment

If you'd like to hear some free market solutions to green problems, check out Dr. Mary J. Ruwart chat with Bob Zadek on Fox News radio at:

The Wasted Vote Lie

by R. Lee Wrights

“Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual - or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.”

- Samuel Adams, in the Boston Gazette, 1781


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